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April 1st, 2022

Spring Break greetings to you all as we have officially reached April 1st. On behalf of our entire team, we wish you and your family a wonderful springtime break. Whether it is a vacation, staycation, or business as usual, we hope that the coming week provides a bit of family time and enjoyment.


Below is a pre-break newsletter. None of these items are time dependent, so please read through the below at your convenience.


We look forward to welcoming our Eagles when school resumes, after the break, on Monday, April 11th. April is a wonderful month with a lot of opportunities for growth and celebration (see below). As spring progresses, we look forward to all that will occur across these final, exciting months of our school year.


Thank you all - Enjoy!

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April:

  • Spring Break (no school) - Monday, April 4, through Friday, April 8
  • Thursday, April 14 - Reflections Art Event (invitations/information forthcoming)
  • Friday, April 15 - Learning Improvement Friday (1:35 pm dismissal)
  • Tuesday, April 19 - 5th Grade Curriculum Parent Presentation (6:00 pm via Zoom)
  • Friday, April 22 - Learning Improvement Friday (1:35 pm dismissal)
  • Thursday, April 28 - WA State SBA Science Test (5th Grade)
  • Friday, April 29 - Learning Improvement Friday (1:35 pm dismissal)
  • Friday, April 29 - Family Movie Night (hosted by our Monroe PTA)
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2022-2023 Kindergarten Registration

As we look forward to meeting and welcoming the Class of 2035, our Kindergarten Registration process for the 2022-2023 school year remains open and ongoing. If you have a future Eagle who will be 5 years old by August 31, 2022, then we look forward to welcoming them as part of our newest class this coming fall.


Please see the below informational flier and/or click here to learn more about our Kindergarten enrollment process. If you have questions, please contact our office at (425) 385-7300 or email BLewis2@everettsd.org.


We look forward to meeting our newest Eagles!

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Upcoming Washington State Assessments

In Washington, we utilize the Smarter Balance Assessments (SBA) for our state-mandated testing. For our fifth graders, these exams will begin April with their state science assessment scheduled for Thursday, April 28th. This exam will begin a month of testing with third, fourth and fifth graders taking part in one exam per week for a period of four weeks.


Below is our expected schedule for this year's SBA exams. Parents/families of upper graders will receive additional information across the coming weeks. For additional SBA information, please see our district's information webpage.

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SBA Testing: Student Headphones

As you may know, we utilize Chromebook devices for the SBA exams. As we prepare for the coming testing season, one area of preparation includes ensuring that our students have all of the proper technology and tools. One resource that all of our Eagles will need are headphones. If your child has a preferred, comfortable set of headphones, they may use these during the state exams. In early April, we will send home a quick survey to determine which students plan to use their own headphones for these exams. Headphones only need to have an audio plug (pictured below) as these cannot connect via Bluetooth, USB, or a different connection.

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SBA Scores via the Home Access Center

Please know that individual student SBA scores will be available via our district's Home Access Center (HAC). As these are state-level assessments, scores are not immediately available and may take several days/weeks to process before posting. Please access the below link for HAC instructions and additional information pertaining to how to log in and navigate this at-home resource.


EPS Home Access Center Link

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Thank You Volunteers!

We are excited to be able to welcome volunteers back to our school! If you have not yet applied to be a volunteer this school year, please visit the District website at https://www.everettsd.org/domain/1452 for information and to submit an application. Please note processing of your application can take up to two weeks so it's best to apply early.


Also, Public Schools Volunteer Appreciation Week is April 18-22. Thank you to everyone who has helped this year at Monroe. We look forward to having even more parents, guardians, and community members join our Monroe family!


Additionally, we would love to welcome volunteers that are needed for several year-end events in May and June (including Field Day!). If interested, please apply above and look for additional event information later this month.

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April Celebrations!

With April comes several wonderful opportunities to learn and celebrate as a school! First, April is National Arab American Heritage Month. This month specifically celebrates Arab American heritage and culture and pays tribute to the contributions of Arab Americans and Arabic-speaking Americans.


Additionally, April is National School Volunteer Month and an opportunity to celebrate our wonderful school volunteers. More specifically, Public Schools Volunteer Appreciation Week is April 18-22. We look forward to celebrating each member of our Monroe community who has been able to volunteer this year.


Finally, April is School Library Month and provides us with a valued opportunity to show our appreciation to our amazing Monroe Librarian, Mrs. Kerry Qualey, and our wonder-filled Monroe Library that she has curated.


Please join us in celebrating each of these wonderful opportunities (and people) across the month of April!

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EPS Hotspot Technology Refresh

Our Everett Public Schools Technology Department is in the process of changing out older internet hotspots and providing newer versions for our students/families who qualify. As part of this effort, qualifying students/families, who were previously provided a hotspot, will be able to swap out their old device for a new hotspot. If you have an old and/or disabled hotspot, please bring this device back to our school. A new hotspot will be provided that should serve your child/children well in their learning needs.

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EPS April Newsletter

Each month, our Everett Public Schools sends a newsletter to all of our families with information pertaining to all of our schools/programs. The April version of our district's newsletter is attached below for your consideration. In this month’s newsletter, you will find updates on each of the below topics.

  • The EPS 2022/2023 District Calendar
  • Kindergarten Registration Information
  • Volunteer Appreciation Week (April 18 - 22)
  • EPS's New APP
  • And, more!
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See Anything You Recognize?

Thank you for your efforts in helping us return lost sweatshirts and jackets back to your home. While improved, several items still remain lost (and need to be found). Below is a snapshot of our Lost & Found as of this morning. After the break, we will continue rolling our Lost & Found out to the front of our school each Friday. However, if something needed did not come home recently, please feel free to stop in for a quick check.
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Thank you all for your time in reading through our MOE News. We wish you and your loved ones health and happiness across this Spring Break and look forward to seeing you again when our break concludes and our Eagles return on Monday, April 11th!


Best,

Tyler & Catarino


Principal & Assistant Principal

Monroe Elementary School

tream@everettsd.org - crodriguez@everettsd.org

Phone: 425-385-7300

Fax 425-385-7302 Fax

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